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Chart: Landlord-Tenant Statutes, State by State

Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, the legal relationship is established by various state laws. Below you will find links to the official landlord-tenant statutes for all 50 states and D.C. To get started, choose a link from the list below. See FindLaw's Landlord Tenant Law section for additional articles and resources.

Alabama Title 35, Chapter 9
Alaska Title 34, Chapter 34.03

Title 33, Chapter 3

Arkansas Title 18, Subtitle 2, Chapter 16

Cal. Civil Code § 1925-1954 , Cal. Civil Code § 1961-1995

Colorado Title 38, Article 12, Part I and Part III
Connecticut Title 47a
Delaware Title 25, Chapters 51-59
District of Columbia

Title 42, Subtitle VII  

Florida Fla. Stat. Ann. § § 83.40 to 83.682

Title 44, Chapter 7

Hawaii Chapter 521

Title 55, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, §§ 208-308 (Property in General)
Title 6, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 (Actions in Particular Cases)


Chapter 765 Sections 705 to 750

Indiana Title 32, Article 31

Title XIV, Subtitle 2, Chapter 562  


Chapter 58, Article 25, §§ 2501-2573

Kentucky Title XXXII, Chapter 383

Civil Code: Ancillaries - Leases; RS 9:3201 to 9:3341

Maine Title 14, Part 7, Chapter 709, Subchapter 1

Real Property, Article, Title 8

Massachusetts Part II, Title I, Chapter 186
Michigan Chapter 554, Act 348 of 1972
Minnesota Chapter 504B

Title 89, Chapter 7 and Chapter 8


Chapter 441 (Landlord-Tenant)
Chapter 535, 150-300 (Landlord-Tenant Actions)

Montana Title 70, Chapter 24-Chapter 27
Nebraska Chapter 76, §§ 1401-1449

Title 10, Chapter 118 and Chapter 118A ("Landlord and Tenant")

New Hampshire

Title LV, Chapter 540 ("Actions Against Tenants")
Title LV, Chapter 540-A ("Prohibited Practices and Security Deposits")

New Jersey

Title 46, Chapter 8  

New Mexico

Chapter 47, Article 8

New York RPP: Real Property - Article 7: Landlord and Tenant
North Carolina Chapter 42: Landlord and Tenant
North Dakota

Title 47, Chapter 16: Leasing of Real Property

Ohio Chapter 5321: Landlords and Tenants

Title 41: Landlord and Tenant [Microsoft Word Read-only file]

Oregon Chapter 90: Residential Landlord and Tenant
Pennsylvania Title 68, Chapter 8: Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951
Rhode Island Title 34, Chapter 18: Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
South Carolina Title 27, Chapter 40: Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
South Dakota Chapter 43-32: Lease of Real Property

 Title 66, Chapter 28


Title 8, Chapter 91 and Chapter 92


Title 57, Chapter 17 ("Residential Renters' Deposit")
Title 57, Chapter 22 ("Utah Fit Premises Act")

Vermont Title 9, Chapter 137: Residential Rental Agreements

Title 55, Chapters 13.1-13.3

Washington Section 59.18: Residential Landlord-Tenant Act
West Virginia Chapter 37, sections 6-1 to 6-30

Chapter 704  


Title 34, Chapter 2 ("Deeds, Mortgages, and Leases")
Title 1, Chapter 21, Article 12 ("Residential Rental Property")

Learn More About Landlord-Tenant Statutes in Your State From a Lawyer

It's important to have knowledge of the local landlord-tenant statutes in order to know the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants in your state. The best way to learn about landlord tenant statutes is to speak with a legal professional who specializes in this type of law. So, whether you're unclear about a certain provision in your rental agreement, have a legal dispute with your landlord, or have other concerns regarding rental property, it's a good idea to consult with a skilled landlord-tenant attorney in your area.

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